TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of Architecture
Equipped with all digital production design, research, and presentation technologies, the Architecture Department aims to: -Offer an alternative education where students’ choices are well considered; -Educate architects who can design and conduct research and applications at international standards; -Define and promote its institutional identity with contemporary educational politics. -Offer a simple but at the same time strong curriculum, which endeavors to make an absolute individual autonomy and responsiveness, strategic perspectives and ability to construct new visions.
The Architecture Department acknowledges the key role of architecture between primary and applied sciences, the link between theory and application, the creativity that sails between science and the arts and the impacts that close the gap between the academic and real world. In this respect the program promotes an educational model that is based on strong and continuous collaboration with all areas of design.
The corollary is that the curriculum of the Architecture Department has been structured as a process with the aim to produce new creative knowledge and organize strategies where such knowledge can be applied to resolve real world problems. Our curriculum, therefore, consists of five principal modules: Architectural Design Studios; Architectural Culture, History and Theories; Architectural Design, Presentation and Research Methods and Techniques; Building Technologies; Elective subjects. The principal is to utilize the progressive and updatable characteristics of the modules and therefore keep the curriculum sustainable. The core curricular module at TOBB ETU, experimental, digitally augmented, and hybrid architectural design studios are vertically structured to create a common ground for the young ones to learn from the elder ones.